Retail Trends 2018

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Black Panther to inspire beauty trends in 2018

The heavily anticipated superhero movie Black Panther hit the screens on 12 February 2018, after being predicted to become the biggest ever Marvel film...

By Roshida Khanom 3 days ago

Bidcorp reaps most of its profits from Australia and New Zealand

Bid Corporation (Bidcorp) earns most of its revenue in Europe, but most of its profit from Australia and New Zealand...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

#Budget2018: Struggling wine industry disappointed in excise duty increases

With the wine industry supporting approximately 290,000 jobs, the fact that the average wine grape producer does not function at sustainable profit margins and more than a third operate at a loss is great cause for concern...

3 days ago

Kenya seeks to bridge trade deficit with Morocco

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry is seeking to bridge the trade deficit between Kenya and Morocco and grow trade between the two countries...

20 Feb 2018

WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA

Woolworths has launched South Africa's first locally-made, WBeauty soap range bearing the certification logo of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

16 Feb 2018

ANC change to boost retailers

The outlook for consumer goods companies appears upbeat as a changing political landscape provides some impetus to a stuttering economy...

By Michelle Gumede 16 Feb 2018

SA's De Villiers Chocolate secures shelf space abroad

South African bean-to-bar chocolate brand De Villiers Chocolate is now offering international consumers a bite of Africa....

15 Feb 2018

Food trends could drive production decisions

Consumer requests at food outlets travel back through the value chain to the producers of the necessary raw products, which will again go through new types of processing to reach the consumer at some point in the future...

By Frikkie Maré 15 Feb 2018

SodaStream joins petition calling for Coca-Cola to reveal Cape water sources

Drinks company SodaStream South Africa has joined the call to action urging Coca-Cola to develop a plan to ensure Cape Town residents have access to water...

14 Feb 2018

RCL stock leaps on earnings update

RCL Foods, the consumer brands conglomerate that owns poultry producer Rainbow Chickens, delivered a nourishing trading update...

By Marc Hasenfuss 14 Feb 2018

Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, one of the world's largest advertisers, threatened on Monday to snub digital platforms that fail to protect children or help "create division" in society...

13 Feb 2018

Bar One Gym Squad gets Mzansi moving

The Bar One Gym Squad invites township communities in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and the Free State to get active through free and frequent workout sessions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Feb 2018

Significant growth in festive retail spending driven by stronger rand and lower inflation

South African consumer spending showed a healthy improvement over the festive season, with retail sales volumes rising 3.8% year-on-year...

9 Feb 2018

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Ryan Reynolds purchases stake in Aviation Gin, now available in SA

Actor, writer and producer Ryan Reynolds has acquired an ownership interest in American craft gin company Aviation Gin after tasting it for the first time. He announced the acquisition in an Instagram post this week that read "I own nothing in this photo. Except that gin company. @aviationgin".

2 days ago

#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, Italy - Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in typical eccentric style on Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room.

2 days ago

Walmart shares dive as e-commerce growth slows

NEW YORK, US - Investors pummeled Walmart shares on Tuesday after the retail behemoth reported disappointing fourth-quarter earnings in results that revealed growing pains in its e-commerce buildout.

21 Feb 2018

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